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* LaRousse City is also the hometown of {{an|May}}'s rival, [[Drew]].
 
* LaRousse City is also the hometown of {{an|May}}'s rival, [[Drew]].
 
* This is the second time a movie-made city was based off a real city outside of Japan.
 
* This is the second time a movie-made city was based off a real city outside of Japan.
* The city itself seems to be eco-friendly, as well as being highly efficient.
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* LaRousse City was one of the first movies to feature a highly-efficient, eco-friendly city; a recurring theme in the Pokemon franchise. It is implied in the 8th movie that the city relies heavily on wind turbines and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_energy alternative energy sources].
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 20:33, 2 November 2010

LaRousse City
ラルース LaRousse
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Sky view of LaRousse City
Region Hoenn
Debut Destiny Deoxys

LaRousse City (Japanese: ラルース LaRousse) is an anime-exclusive city located in the Hoenn region and was the setting for the seventh Pokémon movie, Destiny Deoxys, and makes a cameo in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew . It is a technologically advanced city with moving walkways and a large presence of "Blocky" robots. The city's main power source seems to be its windmills. The most famous attraction in LaRousse is the Battle Tower.

Location

LaRousse City at night, with Deoxys's aurora in the sky

According to the promotional map handed out with Destiny Deoxys Japanese release, LaRousse City is located in northern Hoenn, near Fortree City.

Geography

The city is located at the confluence of two rivers in northern Hoenn. The city mainly lies on an island, including the huge park, the Battle Tower, and most of the business districts.

On the shores of the river, presumably mainland Hoenn, lies more areas of the city, though not much. Access to the island is via monorail, which wraps around the island, and a bridge over the northern part of the island.

In the TCG

In the Movie Promo set of Pokémon Trading Card Game, there are cards containing Pokémon from LaRousse City. The cards on the following list all belong to Larousse.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
LaRousse's Plusle Lightning - - 7th Movie Half Deck (no English release) 4/19
LaRousse's Minun Lightning - - 7th Movie Half Deck (no English release) 5/19
LaRousse's Munchlax Colorless - - 7th Movie Half Deck (no English release) 6/19
"PCG-P" Promotional cards (no English release) 20/"PCG-P"

Trivia

  • LaRousse City is also the hometown of May's rival, Drew.
  • This is the second time a movie-made city was based off a real city outside of Japan.
  • LaRousse City was one of the first movies to feature a highly-efficient, eco-friendly city; a recurring theme in the Pokemon franchise. It is implied in the 8th movie that the city relies heavily on wind turbines and other alternative energy sources.

Origin

LaRousse is based off Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Chinese (Taiwan) 拉魯斯市 Lālǔsī Shì 拉魯斯 is the transliteration of its Japanese name. 市 means city.


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